The Vancouver Canucks will lack their best winger for the rest of the routine season and perhaps the postseason.
General manager Jim Benning revealed Tuesday that Brock Boeser’s rib cartilage fracture will now keep him out of the lineup for a minimum of 8 weeks.
Boeser has actually been out considering that sustaining the injury in the Feb. 8 loss to the Calgary Flames.
To assist alleviate the lack of Boeser, the Canucks got Tyler Toffoli from the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night. Still, the Canucks will miss his existence in the lineup as he’s connected for 4th in points (45) on the team.
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How long will Brock Boeser be out?
Benning at first stated Monday night that Boeser would be re-evaluated in 3 weeks; nevertheless, his status was upgraded less than 24 hours later on when the Canucks GM revealed he will miss out on a minimum of 8 weeks.
“It looks like it’s going to be more severe than what we originally thought,” Benning informed press reporters, including that he won’ t need surgical treatment and is seeing an expert.
According to Radiopaedia.com, rib cartilage fractures are fractures in the cartilage that link the ribs to the breast bone or breast bone. It generally happens when there is blunt force injury, in this case a check, or fall landing straight on the chest.
Brock Boeser injury timeline
Boeser left the game Feb. 8 versus the Calgary Flames with 2 minutes and 30 seconds staying in the 3rd duration.
On Feb. 9, head coach Travis Green stated he would miss out on 2 games and after that be re-evaluated.
General manager Jim Benning launched an upgrade on Monday, Feb. 17 stating he suffered a rib cartilage fracture and will be re-evaluated in 3 weeks.
The next early morning, he revealed the winger would miss out on a minimum of 8 weeks, that includes the rest of the 2019-20 NHL season.